by Phanida Suwanarat
Growing plants in recycled materials.
Skill Level: Easy
Suitable For: 3 - 4 years old
Estimated Time: < 15 mins
Physical - Pincer grasp, scooping and pouring, colouring, drawing, painting, cutting, glueing
Intellectual - Observing, predicting, measuring, comparing, counting
Emotional - Appreciation, responsibility, sense of wonder
Social - Caring for the environment, making a difference
Introduce the different beans to children and talk about the differences (size, colour etc). Let them sort the beans.
Let the children decorate their recyclable containers and fold down the sides.
Place the paper cups in a dark and cool area. When seeds have germinated, take it out into the sun and water it daily. Make the children to observe and measure the plant. Take photos of the process and make comparisons.
Recyclable materials (milk cartons/cans/vitagen or paper cups)
A cup of water
Assist them in cutting lines on the paper cups.
Lay the cotton pads in the paper cups and wet them with water.